Midday News To Use: 11.26.2020 Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is here!
Unfortunately, a time traditionally spent surrounded by family, friends, and lots of turkey is mired by the continuing pandemic. The recent increase in cases has caused many people to curtail their travel plans and some state and local governments are reimposing restrictions not seen since the spring. But Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful, not dwell on the negatives, and there are reasons to be optimistic as we close out 2020.
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Pardon Me?
President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday stepped into the vaccum and urged Americans to unity during this holiday season as President Trump, individual 1, erased the criminal conviction of his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, who admitted in front of two judges of lying to the FBI during the Russian investigation.
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Like a bad Penny
When facts do not matter this happens. Trump and his allies are still trying to convince themselves and anyone else who will listen that the election should be overturned. Nearly 40% of Trump followers believe that somehow that the election was stolen. That could be because even before the election Trump was saying that if he didn’t win, then the election must be fixed.
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As the coronavirus pandemic continues to threaten hard-hit minority communities, the nation’s largest association of doctors has passed a policy that recognizes racism as a public health threat. The American Medical Association released a statement last week that describes three tiers of racism detailed in the policy: systemic, cultural and interpersonal. Each poses specific barriers to quality medical care and good health.
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Food insecure or Worse
As the stock market soars, millions of Americans are going hungry in the midst of Covid. Why is the Market doing so well and Main street is not? The inordinate disparity between the rich and poor, fueled by tax breaks and advantages setup specifically for the wealthy. If a more equitable system were in place the gap between rich and poor would be smaller and we would see less people unemployed right now.
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